Presentation on theme: "We Back! Brothers of Xi Alpha Lambda Presents: “Alpha Academy” “Talks My Father Never Had with Me” 2007-2008."— Presentation transcript:
We Back! Brothers of Xi Alpha Lambda Presents: “Alpha Academy” “Talks My Father Never Had with Me” 2007-2008
Who We Are? Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated The Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter Established December 4 th, 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established Our principles: Manly deeds, Scholarship and Love for all Mankind Fraternity dedicated to social purpose and social action National Programs: “A Voteless People Is A Hopeless People"," Project Alpha” and “Go To High School, Go To College,"
Yes, he’s an Alpha… Martin L. King Jr. Duke Ellington Thurgood Marshall Lionel Richie David Banner Keenen Ivory Wayans
How the Academy came to be… - The Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity has worked diligently to execute a program designed to deliver two of our National Programs, Project Alpha and Go to High School - Go to College. This program was named “Alpha Academy." Through this program the Brothers of Xi Alpha Lambda are able to interact and build relationships with minority male students through discussions on improving communication skills, time Management, goal setting, study skills, financial planning, etc. -In partnership with Potomac Middle School, this bi-monthly interaction creates a platform for a consistent presence for these youth, allowing the Brothers of Xi Alpha Lambda to serve as role models to the future male leaders of tomorrow.
What is mentoring? -Mentoring is a partnership between an experienced person and a less experienced person in which information and knowledge is shared. This relationship is designed to assist the “mentees” in obtaining skills and confidence to be responsible for their own futures. Does mentoring a child really make a difference? How? -“The number one indicator of success for a child is a good relationship with a caring adult.” –Fortune magazine -“People who grew up in difficult circumstances and yet are successful have one thing in common: at a critical juncture in their early adolescence, they had a positive relationship with a caring adult.” –Former President Bill Clinton
A study of Big Brothers/Big Sisters one-to one mentoring found that Little Brothers and Sisters who met with their mentors for about a year were: -46% less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs -27% less likely than their peers to start underage consumption of alcohol -52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school -37% less likely than their peers to skip a class
A Call To Action -An unacceptably high percentage of today’s men and women spend little time or don’t interact with children at all. -No society survives long when young people must learn the basic principles of that society without the instruction, influence, and guidance of mature men and women. -Harold D. Davis
Focus of the Academy ● Leadership Training ● Positive Self Esteem ● Health and Wellness ● Leadership Development ● Community Service ● Career Exploration
Our Success Factors Local Field TripsCultural Events Community leaders Business Partners Local EducatorsHealth Professionals Local Universities & Colleges You-students/parents
Requirements to Enroll Must attend Potomac Middle School Minority Male in grades 7-8 Must be able to participate in at least 80% of Alpha Academy events Must have parent/guardian consent and support Students must have their own transportation to Potomac Middle School Must comply with the Prince William County Schools Code of Behavior
BOO Where & When -Potomac Middle School -Beginning in November, Alpha Academy will meet from 10:00am to 12:30p.m. twice a month. (See calendar)
Alpha Academy 06-07 Recap… -Importance of Goal Setting -Communication Skills & Team Work
Alpha Academy 06-07 Recap… -Importance of Maintaining Good Health -Importance of Education
This year’s theme: “Talks My Father Never Had With Me” ~Power of a Positive Attitude ~Understanding How to Learn ~Controlling Your Anger ~Peer Pressure ~Self Discipline ~Career Exploration ~Going to College ~Managing My Money ~Respect & Character Session Discussions